Overall for a first attempt I’m happy with it. 3 things however did go wrong, two of which I cannot explain.
First issue was about 75% through the adaptive clearing cut. The spinel decided to take a dive into the part in a weird spot, it was suppose to bore but not in that location or at that point in the code. No idea what happened. Redid the cut as a pocket clearing and it only took 1/4 of the time and I had no issues.
The second problem was from me not setting the retract height high enough
The third problem is that I can’t seem to get the xcarve to cut all the way through. The tool path looks like it’s suppose to and I set the bottom as -1 from stock bottom, but I still have several mm until it cuts through. Not sure why this is.
1000mm xcarve, stiffen x axis mod with the dewalt 611 and a 1/4" dynasty viper stealth coated 3 flute. Only air was used to clear chips.
Spindle speed was changed several times during the cut to try to eliminate chatter. Started at setting 1, approx 10k rpm, ended at setting 2.5 which I’m not sure the speed.
Design and tool paths From fusion 360, easel ran the gcode.
This is where it took a dive, about 4mm worth.
This is the retract height spot that it dug into.
And here you can see where I can to cut the remaining bit out on the band saw.